Haunted by Parents

Haunted by Parents In this book the eminent psychoanalyst Leonard Shengold looks at why some people are resistant to change even when it seems to promise a change for the better Drawing on a lifetime of clinical experi

  • Title: Haunted by Parents
  • Author: Leonard Shengold
  • ISBN: 9780300116106
  • Page: 314
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this book the eminent psychoanalyst Leonard Shengold looks at why some people are resistant to change, even when it seems to promise a change for the better Drawing on a lifetime of clinical experience as well as wide readings of world literature, Shengold shows how early childhood relationships with parents can lead to a powerful conviction that change means loss Dr.In this book the eminent psychoanalyst Leonard Shengold looks at why some people are resistant to change, even when it seems to promise a change for the better Drawing on a lifetime of clinical experience as well as wide readings of world literature, Shengold shows how early childhood relationships with parents can lead to a powerful conviction that change means loss Dr Shengold, who is well known for his work on the lasting effects of childhood trauma and child abuse in such seminal books as Soul Murder and Soul Murder Revisited, continues his exploration into the consequences of early psychological injury and loss In the examples of his patients and in the lives and work of such figures as Edna St Vincent Millay, William Wordsworth, and Henrik Ibsen, Shengold looks at the different ways in which unconscious impressions connected with early experiences and fantasies about parents are integrated into individual lives He shows the difficulties he s encountered with his patients in raising these memories to the conscious level where they can be known and owned and he also shows, in his survey of literary figures, how these memories can become part of the creative process Haunted by Parents offers a deeply humane reflection on the values and limitations of therapy, on memory and the lingering effects of the past, and on the possibility of recognizing the promise of the future.

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    1. Leonard Shengold takes his title from one of Charles Dickens' stories, "The Haunted Man." Shengold quotes from the story: "My parents, at the best, were of that sort whose care soon ends, and whose duty is soon done. . . . Thus I prey upon myself. Thus memory is my curse; and, if I could forget my sorrow and my wrong, I would." Through case histories, (auto)biographies of famous persons, and literary texts, Shengold explores the effects of patients' excessive attachment to parents whose influenc [...]


    2. The main point to this book is that people can trace their own resistance to change back to early childhood interactions with their parents. It's an interesting idea, but poorly executed in this book if you are not an ardent student of psychology. I believe from the language used that the intended audience for this book is much more hardcore than I am. Additionally, the author supports his theory using examples from literature more than from real people. I'll admit that after the first chapter w [...]


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